This just in from Terry Biel:
Terry Biel Establishes FAIR Committee to Defeat Council Restructuring
Candidate says scheme amounts to “wholesale disenfranchisement of Toledo voters”
Toledo, OH – City Council candidate Terry Biel will today form a campaign committee to defeat the so-called “Nine is Fine” initiative. Biel will file a Declaration of Treasurer for the Fair and Inclusive Representation (FAIR) committee today, Friday, June 19, at 3:30 p.m. at the Lucas County Board of Elections.
"This initiative is a wholesale disenfranchisement of Toledo voters," says Biel. "Under the current system, Toledoans vote for seven City Council members each. The proposed system reduces that number to two members per citizen. That’s a step backwards. Voters deserve fair and inclusive representation.”
Biel says the FAIR committee will bring citizens together to defeat the initiative in November.
For additional information, contact Biel at 419.290.6128.
Original announcement of '9 is Fine' campaign
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